Dad's Army Museum Thetford

A little history

Since it opened in December 2007, the Dad's Army Museum has gone from strength to strength. Today thousands of visitors make their way to Thetford (Walmington-on-Sea) each year to see where the series was filmed and to learn more about one of the most enduring comedy programmes ever produced. 

The museum is independently run by an enthusiastic and dedicated platoon of volunteers and the current opening hours are Saturdays ,other days as advertised. We also organise private visits for coach groups, talks and tours - by prior arrangement only and subject to availability. We are a dog friendly museum.

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Marigold Tea Rooms


The beautiful 1940s style Marigold Tea Rooms opened in 2011 and is an essential part of any visit to the Museum. You'll love our home made wartime recipe cakes and tea from British made Brown Betty teapots.
Last orders are taken at 2.30pm, all cakes are subject to availability. See the specials board in the tea room.

Local hotels.

The museum does not recommend hotels but here are links to local hotels.


Travel Lodge Thetford (overlooking the statue).

Bell Hotel (where the cast stayed during filming).

Thomas Paine Hotel

Wereham House

Premier Inn